Breaking Into the Field: Jobs You Can Get With a Cybersecurity Degree

Topics: Cybersecurity

Published on: 6/15/22 9:54 AM

Breaking Into the Field: Jobs You Can Get With a Cybersecurity Degree

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, there is a critical need for experts who can learn emerging technologies and develop new, groundbreaking technological security systems in the field of cybersecurity.

A Master of Science in Cybersecurity is specifically designed to arm future leaders in the field with sought-after industry skills, such as the ability to:

  • Design secure systems, assess threats, and monitor security issues
  • Analyze network architectures and protocols to create secure infrastructures 
  • Develop systems that can withstand or recover from the most sophisticated cyber-attacks

Professionals who obtain a master's degree in cybersecurity are well-positioned to impact change in the field in these ways and so many more. Let's explore the cybersecurity job market along with what jobs you can get with a cybersecurity degree.


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What the data says about the cybersecurity job market:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the market for cybersecurity jobs is projected to increase by 33 percent over the next ten years, which is significantly higher than the national average (8 percent) for all other occupations. By 2030, nearly 50,000 new cybersecurity-related jobs will emerge.

Cybersecurity professionals are among the most highly compensated in the technology sector, posting a 9 percent salary premium over IT jobs in general. 

Ziprecruiter asserts that the national average salary for cybersecurity jobs is about $102,000, and research from the BLS agrees, claiming the median annual pay for information technology analysts is just over $102,000.

Jobs you can get with a cybersecurity degree:

Professionals who obtain a Master of Science in Cybersecurity can expect to find work in fields like technology, marketing, government, public policy, and so many more.

Within these fields, cybersecurity professionals can secure a variety of different positions and roles, such as those listed below.

Cybersecurity careers include:

Chief Information Security Officer 

Chief Technology Officer

Computer Information Systems Manager

Computer Network Architect

Cybercrime Analyst/Investigator

Information Technology Analyst

Network Security Engineer

Cybersecurity Analyst/Consultant

Cybersecurity Architect

Cybersecurity Director

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer

Business Analyst

Data Analyst

Marketing Technologist

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Neumann University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity gives students the complex skills necessary to achieve advanced certification and apply for the highest-paying jobs in information technology and cybersecurity. 

Graduates of the program enter the field with both a respected degree and a recognized industry certification, which separates our program from many similar offerings from other local and remote educational organizations. 

If you’re interested in learning more about boosting your career with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, then we encourage you to get in touch with us!

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Bettsy McKlaine

 Bettsy McKlaine

About The Author: Bettsy McKlaine is the Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Degree Completion & Graduate Programs at Neumann University and a proud Alumna. The Neumann Community has become her second family and she loves to interact with students, both from the undergraduate and graduate population. Her favorite time of year is at the start of each semester as students begin classes!


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